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Age of Vice

Engels | 23-08-2022 | 352 pages


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New Delhi, 3am: a speeding Mercedes jumps the kerb, and in an instant five people are dead. It's a rich man's car, but when the dust settles there is no rich man at all, only a shell-shocked servant who cannot explain what has led to this carnage.

Age of Vice is a novel propelled by the enormous wealth, startling corruption and bloody violence of the Wadia family - loved by some, loathed by others, feared by all. Among the lavish estates, decadent parties, predatory business tactics and political manoeuvring, three lives become dangerously entwined. Ajay is the watchful servant, born into poverty, who rises through the Wadia ranks as a trusted servant and fixer. Sunny is the playboy heir who dreams of escaping from and outshining his father, whatever the cost. And Neda is the inquiring journalist, caught between her morality and her desire. In a world fuelled by loss, pleasure, greed, yearning, violence and revenge, will these characters' connections become a path to escape, or to annihilation?

Part thriller, part family saga, Age of Vice leaps off the page, taking us from the unimaginable poverty of the villages of Uttar Pradesh to the teeming streets, marble mansions and gleaming corporate headquarters of New Delhi. It is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships, forbidden love and the consequences of corruption. You won't be able to look away - because here is the age of vice, where money, pleasure and power are everything, and the ties that bind can also kill.


EAN :9780708898871
Uitgever :Van Ditmar Boekenimport B.V.
Publicatiedatum :  23-08-2022
Formaat :Paperback / softback
Taal :Engels
Voorraad :Te bestellen
Aantal bladzijden :352